GCSD to host bi-nnual Recycling Extravaganza

GUILDERLAND — On Saturday, April 27, the Guilderland Central School District will host its bi-annual Recycling Extravaganza at Farnsworth Middle School, at 6072 State Farm Road in Guilderland.

The collection site for the Recycling Extravaganza will be in the school’s front parking lot. This community-wide event is open to both residents and non-residents of the school district. No certificate of residency is required.

All acceptable items are dropped off at no charge to attendees. For more information, contact District Recycling Coordinator Erin O’Hara at 518-861-5246, ext. 301. For information, visit the GCSD homepage at www.guilderlandschools.org.

The event is hosted by members of Guilderland High School Environmental Club, who will be collecting deposit bottles and cans.

All items will be re-used, repurposed, or recycled by the following vendors:

— Troy Bike Rescue, which takes bikes, trikes, scooters in working condition or not;

— Victory Church, which takes furniture and small household items in good condition, including bed frames of all sizes, futons, sofas, love seats, living-room chairs, small area rugs, throw pillows, small kitchen table sets, small dressers and bookshelves, nightstands, end and coffee tables, lamps, humidifiers, toasters, ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, small mixers, vacuums, mops, brooms, fans, space heaters, and more;

— 15 Love, which takes books in good condition for donation or in any condition for recycling;

— Hannaford, which takes plastic bags;

— JGS Recycling, which takes metals like lawn mowers, patio furniture, swing sets, grills, steel eye-beams, fences, refrigerators and any other metal items — working or non-working.

JGS does not take televisions, cathode ray tube monitors, or computers of any type but does takes other electronic items, including servers and server racks; monitors; networking equipment; printers, copiers, and scanners; cell phones; wires; keyboards; UPS (uninterruptible power supply) battery backups; electronic parts; audio equipment; toner and ink cartridges; household electronics like microwaves, videocassette recorders, lamps, and game consoles;

— County Waste, which takes paper such as phone books, office papers and envelopes, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, and boxes. Please note that blueprints, carbon papers, and egg cartons will not be accepted.

County Waste also takes plastics, including beverage bottles and all other types of plastic items;

— Merican Clothing Company, which takes textiles and clothing such as shoes, towels, pocketbooks, belts, fabrics, blankets, comforters, sheets and other soft goods; and

— Jezreel International, which takes durable medical goods such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and all similar types of items, as well as personal-care items like unopened toiletries, baby wipes, diapers, and sanitary products.

Items that will not be accepted at the recycling event include televisions, cathode ray tube monitors, and computers of any type; items that are wet, moldy, malodorous, toxic, or dangerous in any manner; and pillows, carpeting, large area rugs, tires, and garbage.


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